Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Zombies vs Unicorns
Edited By Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
Releases September 21, 2010

It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

Alaya Dawn Johnson “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Maureen Johnson “Children of the Revolution”

Creepy zombie baby-sitting story
Carrie Ryan “Bougainvillea”
Set in the same world of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
Scott Westerfeld “Inoculata”
Meg Cabot “Princess Prettypants”
Garth Nix “The Highest Justice”
Kathleen Duey “The Third Virgin”
Margo Lanagan “A Thousand Flowers”
Naomi Novik “Purity Test”
New York-set unicorn story
Diana Peterfreund “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn”
Is a stand-alone story set in her killer unicorn universe, and takes place in the modern-day United States. It features carnies, Sunday School, illicit kissing, and a whole lotta blood.
Libba Bray “Prom Night”
Cassandra Clare “Cold Hands”

Team Unicorn: edited by Holly Black: Meg Cabot, Kathleen Duey, Margo Lanaga, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, and Diana Peterfreund.

Team Zombie: edited by Justine Larbalestier: Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Carrie Ryan, Scott Westerfeld, Maureen Johnson and Alaya Dawn Johnson.

Books Official Website

Are you gonna be Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

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